Ardupilot

DIY PocketPilot - Making Progress

Rusty Sun, 06/10/2018 - 18:32

DIY PocketPilot progress pictureJust a quick update on how the DIY version of the PocketPilot is coming. For those who don't know, the PocketPilot is a Cape for the PocketBeagle single board computer running Linux and Adrupilot. This is just a quick update on my DIY build of the cape.

DIY PocketPilot - The Start

Rusty Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:55

So I finally decided what I am going to use the PocketBeagle for. A few of the Ardupilot developers have come up with a plan for using the PocketBeagle as a flight controller, and that is where I am going with this PocketBeagle.

Is Ardupilot really that hard to setup?

Rusty Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:38

Ardupilot logo

Is Ardupilot hard to set up for FPV? I Don't think so, but it seems many do. Lets see if we can dispel the myths....

BeagleBone Blue

Rusty Wed, 02/07/2018 - 15:54

BeagleBone Blue, What is it?

Well BeagleBones are similiar to Raspberry Pis and the other single board computers. Basically a Linux computer on a circuit board the size of a credit card, +/-. They have many possible uses in FPV and sUAVs. Recently picked up one for a project and it looks good. It is similiar to a BeagleBone Black, but has much, if not all, of the sensors required to be used as an autopilot, specifically Ardupilot.

5.8 GHz Antenna Tracker for Ardupilot

Rusty Tue, 01/30/2018 - 13:16

What is an antenna tracker?

In a very basic form, an antenna tracker is a device that will aim an antenna at a moving object to allow for the best received radio signal from the object. I am sure everyone know what they look like on a very large scale, but if you haven't, they look something  like this.